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 Post subject: Carnival 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:25 am 
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Happy Carnival everyone! It's here!

That said, so is sleet and wind. Joan d'Arc postponed until tomorrow..... http://www.nola.com/mardigras/index.ssf ... ncart_2box

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:33 am 
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The weather serves you right for rubbing in the fact you have Carnival and we don't. :razz:


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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The weather serves you right for rubbing in the fact you have Carnival and we don't. :razz:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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Go eat some chili! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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seven and a half weeks until Mardi Gras, it's not going to be this cold. Probably.

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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Dirty Coast can sometimes annoy me with hipsterism, but they hit the nail on the head with this one


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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So the King Cake Burger made a splash in 2014 (and I found it surprisingly tasty.....though when I ventured back for a second in 2016 I found it a big let down). http://yogwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=41930&p=533271&hilit=king+cake+burger#p533271

For today only the brand new Central City BBQ (which is getting massive press, and may soon be NOLA's answer to Franklin BBQ in Austin, or at least that's their aim) is offering King Cake BBQ Sandwiches. Your choice of pulled pork or pulled brisket on a King Cake bun.

Personally, I don't believe BBQ should ever go on a sandwich :angel: , so I'll pass on a King Cake sandwich. But seemed worthy of passing on


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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WaveProf wrote:
Personally, I don't believe BBQ should ever go on a sandwich :angel: , so I'll pass on a King Cake sandwich. But seemed worthy of passing on


not sure why you'd ever feel that way... pulled pork with the right sauce with cole slaw on top of it makes a fine sandwich

vinegar sauces don't translate well onto buns, so if you are looking for a low country flavor, then you are right about skipping the bun, but the thicker sauces and mustard sauces work well on a bun

heck, even a pulled pork topped burger on a bun works really well and now I'm making myself hungry

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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JohnnyMac--that's the North Carolinian in you speaking :) :jerry:

While I grew up in Virginia (a bbq on a bun culture, to the degree that virginia is a bbq culture at all), I cut my BBQ chops in South Carolina. I believe in whole hog. Pulled (or chopped) pork. No distractions.

I'll be honest and admit that BBQ on a bun tastes great. The problem is the bread is filler (much like sides). Gets in the way of more pulled pork, and gets in the way of tasting the pork and sauce straight up. When I have pulled pork I want pulled pork and sauce, maybe a bit of hash on the side with a pickle or two, eat my plate and start over. Maybe, maybe a hush puppy or two. But really anything that gets in the way of more plates of pulled pork is filler. :coolshades: Don't even get me started on veggies and mac and cheese and such nonsense when served at a BBQ joint :angel:

I've been a reluctant convert to GOOD examples of Memphis BBQ (dry rub ribs at Central BBQ & Germantown Commissary especially). I'm intrigued by Kansas City burnt ends (though I've never been there to have them in person). I'm always extremely skeptical of Texas BBQ, but Franklin BBQ in Austin dropped me to my knees, so I'm open to trying. But in the end, my BBQ bias (and anyone who has BBQ love has BBQ bias) is still rural, low-country South Carolina......don't get between me and my pulled pork....nor stick a bun between me and the pork either.

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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Oh, good God.

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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LG---that might be your best post so far this year

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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Back to Carnival discussion, it sounds like the middle weekend of Mardi Gras won't be the empty, quiet, family friendly streets people have gotten used to.

1) NOLA will be hosting 15000 hardware and lumber salesmen for a convention that Wed through Saturday, the largest single convention NOLA has ever hosted during Mardi Gras
2) The NBA All-Star Game will be hosted in NOLA the Monday after that weekend.

I bet it'll still be less crowded than the final weekend, but I do think the difference this year will be noticeable.

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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(formerly Oklahoma) Joe's has awesome KC BBQ, specifically burnt ends. Plus, the origami location is an old convenience store in a sketchy neighborhood, so it's got to be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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We were planning on bringing the the kids down for the first weekend (which apparently has now turned into "middle" weekend, when did that earlier cr*p start counting?), since my kids get a 4 day weekend around President's Day, but a large project I'm on got pushed and I now have can't-miss meetings that week, so we've canceled. Maybe that's good.


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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PeteRasche wrote:
(which apparently has now turned into "middle" weekend, when did that earlier cr*p start counting?), d.

1) I'd say about 50% of people still say first weekend, so it hasn't completely changed

2) I think it happened post-K when Krewe du Vieux got much bigger than it had been before, and got more popular than most of the first/middle weekend parades

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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WaveProf wrote:
Back to Carnival discussion, it sounds like the middle weekend of Mardi Gras won't be the empty, quiet, family friendly streets people have gotten used to.

1) NOLA will be hosting 15000 hardware and lumber salesmen for a convention that Wed through Saturday, the largest single convention NOLA has ever hosted during Mardi Gras
2) The NBA All-Star Game will be hosted in NOLA the Monday after that weekend.

I bet it'll still be less crowded than the final weekend, but I do think the difference this year will be noticeable.

NBA All-Star Game is on Sunday night, slam dunk contest Saturday night, rookie game (or whatever they call it now) Friday night.


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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Ml---- yikes :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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WaveProf wrote:
Ml---- yikes :shock: :shock:

Not to mention the assorted parties...when they announced the game, I didn't realize it would fall during MG. Can't believe they managed to free up the blocks of hotel rooms on such short notice.


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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I'll just leave this here.....


http://www.mardigras.com/news/2017/01/m ... short_home

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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PSA: Apparently Central City BBQ is now doing the BBQ King Cake sandwiches every sunday till Mardi Gras.

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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TUMB is mixing it up this year, and marching in:
Excalibur on Feb. 17,
Nyx on Feb. 22
Endymion on Feb. 25
Orpheus on Feb. 27.


And I know I've raised my son right. Two different times now he's heard a band playing "When the Saints Go Marching In" and he instantly stops, gets excited, and yells "Tulane music!"

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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Women of Mardi Gras From 1896-2017 exhibit at the Louisiana Museum

http://www.mardigras.com/news/2017/02/w ... short_home

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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Last weekend the parade had beautiful weather but tonight is looking ugly. They move the first prayed up a half hour to 530 FYI but who knows how long it'll stay dry. Nicer weather tomorrow though still a bit chilly

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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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WaveProf wrote:
Nicer weather tomorrow though still a bit chilly

Chilly? As of this afternoon the forecast for Saturday down there was mostly sunny and 76.

Strangely, today was day one of what is expected to be 7 straight days of 60+ here, which has never happened in February (6 straight has happened like 4 times in the past century). All the flowers are gonna start blooming and then we'll get a March freeze and kill 'em all...


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 Post subject: Re: Carnival 2017
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I'm with you Pete. Except for 8" of snow in January that melted in a couple of days, it's been yet another non winter in the MidAtlantic.

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